The Forum Foundation

Our Mission & History

The mission of The Forum Foundation is to support initiatives that promote the advancement of all women leaders in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Forum Foundation was established in 2004 as a non-profit §501(c)(3) organization by The Forum of Executive Women, which provided a grant to help launch the Foundation. In 2007, members of The Forum of Executive Women contributed more than $100,000, exceeding the Foundation’s goal for start-up funding.

Our Focus

  • Educational programs that enhance the leadership skills of current and potential women leaders in the business and not-for-profit sectors

  • Research and information programs that measure and facilitate the advancement of women to positions of leadership

  • Awards to individuals who exemplify the potential and achievements of women leaders, and to organizations that recognize and reward those achievements

  • Programs that enhance public awareness and support of women leaders

Sponsorship & Contributions

Corporations & Other Organizations

Those interested in sponsoring Foundation initiatives are invited to email Forum Administrator, Jane Barr Horstman at

Forum of Executive Women Members & Other Donors

Donating by Check:

Checks payable to The Forum Foundation should be mailed to The Forum Foundation, 1231 Highland Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034.

Donating Securities:

Email Forum Administrator, Jane Barr Horstman at

Matching Gifts:

Mail the company’s form to The Forum Foundation, 1231 Highland Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034.

Forum Foundation Form 990s

Our Form 990s (informational tax return for not-for-profit organizations) are available for download by clicking on the links below. If you would like to receive a paper copy of our information, please e-mail Jane Barr Horstman at Form 990 2017  Form 990 2016  Form 990 2015    Form 990 2014    Form 990 2013    Form 990 2012

United Way:

The Forum Foundation’s United Way donor number is 52382.

The Judy Z. Grossman Mentorship Fund

In Spring 2014, longtime Forum employee and friend Judy Grossman passed away leaving a cadre of successful young women as a living legacy of her passion to empower and advance women and young girls. Judy worked tirelessly on our behalf, and quite literally, to the last moments of her life. The Forum of Executive Women chose to honor Judy and in her memory has authorized the creation of the “Judy Z. Grossman Mentorship Fund” in The Forum Foundation to continue her work and commitment to mentoring and leadership.   As individuals whose lives were transformed as a result of The Forum Mentoring Program, we encourage you to join us with a tax-deductible contribution to help fund this initiative.

The Forum Foundation Board of Directors

  • Chair

    Theresa E. Loscalzo, Esq.

    Co-Managing Partner Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
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    Center City Philadelphia
  • Forum Vice President

    Lisa Detwiler, Esq.

    Managing Director FS Investment Solutions, LLC
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    Center City Philadelphia
  • Treasurer

    Shannon Breuer

    Regional Director Wealth Enhancement Group
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    Montgomery County
  • Chair of Sponsorship

    Emily Biscardi

    Founder and CEO Xelerate, LLC
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    Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware & Philadelphia Counties
  • Chair, Women in Executive Leadership and Governance Committee

    Denise C. Marbach

    President Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
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    Center City Philadelphia

Contact Us

Forum Administrative Office: Jane Barr Horstman & Associates 1231 Highland Avenue Fort Washington, PA 19034

Administrator, Jane Barr Horstman 215-628-9844